During the 2011 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention presented by SmarkPak the USDF BOG voted in favor of a proposed national championship to begin in 2013. That year the first US Dressage Finals was held at the Kentucky Horse Park and for the last three years the event has grown to be one of the premier dressage events in the country. Even though the history is still being made, let’s take a look back. Photos by Susan J Stickle, Bob Tarr, and USDF staff .
By Mike Osinski, USEF “S” and FEI Judge
With the popularity of Dressage Seat Equitation, the numbers are rising in these classes across the country. Here are a few tips for riders to understand what the judges are looking for in an Equitation class.